What is your personal experience with the city, and what does Athens signify to you?

For many, it’s merely a tourist destination or a brief stopover before heading to the islands. For others, it serves as a place of residence—a city embraced by digital nomads, artists, and curators.

Christos Movidis

As Athens undergoes a gradual but continuous transformation, hosting visitors from all around the world while actively shaping and being shaped by them, 14 Greek and international artists conveyed their reactions in various media. Curated by Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris, “Destination Athens” is hosted at FokiaNou Art Space, an artist-run project space in the intimacy of a small apartment in an old building in the center of Athens.

Neva Bergemann

Abandoned buildings have found a new purpose, businesses are emerging and forgotten neighborhoods are reviving. However, this progress is coupled with skyrocketing rent prices, a rising cost of living and inadequate infrastructure.

By Kiveli Zachariou

This exhibition, open from Thursday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., invites everyone to contemplate the reality of Athens beyond the confines of hotel, short-term lease and café windows. It transcends the portrayals in foreign publications, challenging the perception of Athens as an ideal blend of chaos, history, beach and art.

Artwork by Stephanie Sampson

The exhibition will run until Feb. 3, hosting artworks by the following artists: Neva Bergemann, Sofia Charoni, Mary Cox, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Sidan Ghazi, Constantina Halkias, Maria Karassavidou, Panos Liapis, Christos Movidis, Despoina Pantazi, Geeta Roopnarine, Stephanie Sampson, Stella Sevastopoulos and Kiveli Zachariou.